Aerospace Xelerated has launched a mentorship programme aimed at helping university students and female professionals to advance their careers in STEM fields, especially aerospace and aviation.

Applications for the 12-month global AX Women in STEM Mentorship Programme opened on 10 October and will close on 10 December. The programme is open to women currently working in STEM or interested in pursuing a career in STEM, including founders, entrepreneurs, young professionals, students, freelancers and ambitious women who want to break into the field and build up their network.

Successful applications will be matched with an experienced mentor who will work with them to build confidence and define and pursue their STEM career goals.

“Despite initiatives to tackle gender inequality in science, girls and women continue to be excluded from participating fully in the field,” said Nichola Bates, managing partner at Aerospace Xelerated and head of global accelerators and innovation programs at Boeing. “Gender gaps in education pathways persist, limiting access, preparation, and career opportunities in STEM. We strongly advocate for closing this gap and hope this mentorship programme will be another stepping stone in this direction,”

The AX Women in STEM Mentorship Programme is facilitated by the Aerospace Xelerated Accelerator Programme, which provides investment, mentorship, and support for startups and SMEs developing tech solutions for the aerospace industry and beyond.

Find out more here: Mentorship – Aero Xelerated

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